Fire damages home in Centralia, embers from grilling could be cause

5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago Monday, April 30 2018 Apr 30, 2018 Monday, April 30, 2018 4:04:00 PM CDT April 30, 2018 in Top Stories
By: Steve Lambson, News Content Manager
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CENTRALIA - A fire damage a home Monday afternoon, and firefighters at the scene said embers from cooking may be to blame.

The fire happened in the 100 block of West Singleton Street, near City Square. The fire damaged the deck and two rooms, but the building is stable. No injuries have been reported.

Lt. Delwyn Duncan with the Centralia Fire Department said cooking embers from grilling the night before are a likely cause, but the investigation is ongoing. Duncan said embers can cool down but stay hot enough inside that wind and dry conditions can cause them to flare up.

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